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Philip Levin

          If you stand there long enough the air will thicken     with dusk and dust and exhaust           and finally with a starless dark. The day will become something     it’s never been before, something for           which I have no name. — Philip Levine, from “How to Get There,” Poetry (February 2012)  

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Sylvia Plath

Better that every fiber crack and fury make head, blood drenching vivid couch, carpet, floor and the snake-figured almanac vouching you are a million green counties from here, than to sit mute, twitching so under prickling stars, with stare, with curse blackening the time goodbyes were said, trains let go, and I, great magnanimous fool,… Continue reading Sylvia Plath

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Miriam Bird Greenberg

There are many ways to talk about loss; it is like a body walking next to you in the night, ghost of the lost one keeping you company, or only your own grief stumbling beside you in the darkness. — Miriam Bird Greenberg, from “All Night in the New Country,” All Night in the New… Continue reading Miriam Bird Greenberg

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